Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.

Applicants are required to make an irrevocable election between the Fry Scholarship and the Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program to receive benefits. Children of a service member who died in the line of duty prior to August 1, 2011 may be eligible for both DEA and Fry but they cannot be used at the same time.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Applying for and Utilizing the Program

Students planning to utilize Fry Scholarship benefits should first notify the Assistant Director of Educational Financing for Veterans Benefits of their decision.

  1. Complete VA Form 22-5490 and submit it to the VA Buffalo Regional Processing Office. After submitting the form, the applicant will receive written notice of eligibility from the VA.
  2. Complete the GS Veterans Request for Certification.

Buffalo Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 4616
Buffalo, NY 14240-4616
Fax: (716) 857-3296